Universal Access To All Knowledge
Home Donate | Store | Blog | FAQ | Jobs | Volunteer Positions | Contact | Bios | Forums | Projects | Terms, Privacy, & Copyright
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload

Reply to this post | See parent post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 1, 2009 3:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This Week in History -- 1969

Have to admit, LiA, I don't have a particular night...I love the MofM-->DS on 2-27, and usually pick 3-1 as my fav when posting lists, but really, I have not gone thru all four nights with an ear toward distinguishing one as better than the others...I often pick 2-11 or 4-5, but can't really say that those are necessarily better than any of these four...

Suppose I think of most everything from Jan thru Apr of 69 as roughly similar, and love some of the obvious greats, like 2-11, 2-27/3-2, 4-5, 4-21/22, etc., but really, if pressed, I don't know that I could say date X is head and shoulders above date Y for that time period...

Not sure if that makes sense...

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: SkyDawg Date: Mar 1, 2009 4:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This Week in History -- 1969

Tell, you mention 4/21 and 4/22/69 in your post. Just curious why not 4/23/69? I love that whole run of shows too, especially 4/22 and 4/23 and find 4/23/69 particularly nice, but then I like "He Was A Friend Of Mine". Is that why you left 4/23 off your list? Just curious... some don't care for the song and it kicks off the 4/23/69 show in weird fashion. This thread has got me listening to the 2/27-3/2/69 run of shows again from the big buh buh box set that Rhino decided to let go to waste by limiting. Limiting perfection? What a strange notion. I wish they would wise up and lift the "limited release" nonsense. I just saw it listed on ebay for almost $1000...

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2009-03-02 00:34:15

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 1, 2009 4:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This Week in History -- 1969

I hear you SD! And, I have NO idea why I don't just say "4/4-4/6" and then "4/21-4/23" but it's probably just the extra typing? I do suppose that because they were the first I owned of the two series that I naturally, automatically, select 4/5 & 4/22 as my two shows that somehow are meant, really, to represent the best of those runs without there being a definitive analysis behind that choice.

I am sooo ignorant of them that really, I cannot provide you a top of the head summary of the song selections and the best of versions, other than knowing in my sleep that the first MotM-->DS I fell in love with was from 4/5...overall, though my choice of those two middle nights is based on a vague generalized knowledge of the two different runs...I have listened enough to the other shows of Apr, 69, to know that as good as many of the university shows are (eg, the mid month run at a bunch of western state campuses), and the others (eg, the Dead Download one from the 16th I think? Or DPs from the 26th or so?) are damn fine, but I still come back to the two three night runs we speak of...

And, I know it ain't gonna happen given the proximity of other commercially released shows (eg, Fillmore Box), but I always thought these two three night runs would be good for commercial release...

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: SkyDawg Date: Mar 1, 2009 5:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This Week in History -- 1969

Thanks for the response Tell, I was just curious if there was a special reason. Geez, even if they don't want to re release the box set, why not make each show available as a separate release then? Makes no sense at all..
I've been in Dead heaven this week what with the new Charlie Miller 2/13 and 2/14/70 transfers and re-listening to this epic Feb/March 1969 40th anniversary run we speak of. Plus I'm having to move this week and as I write this, listening to the Fillmore West 1969 shows, I am in the process of finally parting with all my old XLII cassette collection from years ago of Dead shows. I am only keeping ONE, a miracle tape David Gans sent me back in the 90's of his DAT transfer of 9/19/70. I must have spun countless copies of that cassette for people back in the pre-digital trading era.I transferred it to CD once and it sounds as good if not better than the one on the LMA. I think I will hang on to that one as a reminder of just how fortunate we are to have this wealth of shows available to us, and how much work it used to be to put together a decent collection of shows.

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2009-03-02 01:42:36

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 1, 2009 9:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This Week in History -- 1969

That's a damn fine story, and a great tape to cherish! You know it's one of my most listened to shows, even topping most 68 shows (all lately) in the rotation, largely because the wife and kids say it has a DS they can listen to!

I really had a pathetic tape collection relative to most traders. Most of what I had was mid to late 70s, as that was my time period for attending, and I taped many broadcasts, collected shows I'd been to, etc. And most of them were poor...even the broadcasts...they have that "low bass" sterile sound that we often lament of some of the DPs of the era...mixing? Not sure...

I had only a few early era shows, most incomplete, hardly any acoustic shows, and not much of anything from 68-70. Lots of good, well, okay, 3-4 from 71, like Harding and Hollywood, and they were the cream of the crop.

Just rambling, but again, my pathetic tape collection of mayber 150 hrs, and dozen bootlegs, is just stored away for memories' sake...to small to part with, and not worth anything given all shows are available here or elsewhere in better format now (I loved discovering each and every favorite over the first 2 yrs digging around here and talking with folks).

Wheww--didn't mean to run off at the mouth (er, post)?!